Technical Assistance

Business Counseling

Small business assistance includes confidential, free, one-on-one counseling services to start-up and existing business owners.

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Waste Reduction & Regulation

Technical assistance is available from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for small and other existing businesses that seek to improve environmental performance and prevent pollution.

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Marketing Consumer Products

The State of Maine links consumers with local producers and products through several programs.

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view of Rumford, Maine in winter

Manufacturing Assistance

The State of Maine and the University of Maine help manufacturing businesses identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and increase their competitiveness.

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International Trade

The State of Maine’s international trade programs and services provide Maine businesses with the information, skills, resources and contacts to compete globally.

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Government Procurement

The State of Maine and the Small Business Administration offer free counseling services to Maine businesses and assist them in learning how to bid on government contracts at the federal, state and local levels.

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Energy Conservation

Through Efficiency Maine, the State of Maine promotes more efficient use of electricity, helps Maine residents and businesses reduce energy costs, and improves Maine’s environment.

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